How to grow great raspberries
Raspberries are a great option for the lifestyle block. Ben Gaia looks at how to get the best production.
Meet the woman enriching lives with Māori culture
Lawyer Precious Clark takes a lead role in helping Pākehā identify with Māori culture in a way that adds value personally and professionally.
The best regional firewood trees to use in NZ
Winter is coming. Prepare to fill the fireplace with wood from the best-suited firewood trees in your neck of woods.
Why a loquat tree might be perfect for your garden
Loquat seedlings will grow in most areas of New Zealand. The tropical fruit is delicious and the tree produces a fine hardwood.
Yes, you can grow bananas in the South Island
This tropical plant is a great survivor in more places than you’d think.
How to grow guavas bursting with flavour
If you want a wonderful taste of the tropics, try this small tree.
In Your Backyard Urban Harvest: Online Extras
In Your Backyard: Urban Harvest, is a guide to growing fruit and vegetables in small gardens. We've compiled extra materials and videos here to help further your understanding of this exciting topic.
Tending to your fruit trees in March
Apple picking, branch cutting and the secret to sweet peaches. Add Ben Gaia's seven tips to March your to-do list.
How to grow great gooseberries
The gooseberry is one of those plants which only gets better and better with age.
Grow wild strawberries
Alpine strawberries are quite easy to grow, and very hardy in marginal lands, like shady forests and snowy alpine hillsides.
All about Meyer lemons PLUS lemon ice cream
Learn how to look after your citrus - and treat yourself with this yummy ice cream recipe.
At home with top company director Joan Withers
Of all the many significant achievements in her very successful business career, what does Joan Withers identify as the most important? ‘Finding the right man at 15 and then marrying him’
Which apple varieties are best to plant?
Apples were among the first plants that people planted on purpose.
5 tips to designing the best shelter for your orchard
Sheltering your orchard is critical but that doesn't mean they can't be creative.
Why you should give nashi pears another chance
You’ll never know the joy of a truly magical-tasting pear until you grow your own.